Former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan appointed player-manager at Leyton Orient

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Leyton Orient have announced the appointment of Kevin Nolan as their player-manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham midfielder replaces Ian Hendon, who was sacked by the Sky Bet League Two side following a poor run of results.

Nolan, 33, had been training with the O's since leaving West Ham in August and will now take on his first managerial role at the Matchroom Stadium.

A club statement read: "Kevin brings with him invaluable expertise and know-how, with 17 years' experience in high-level football.

"A number of strong candidates were interviewed by the chairman, but Kevin's hunger, desire and passion to succeed at Leyton Orient, coupled with his experience, were key in the decision process and the club believe they have the man to take Leyton Orient forward and improve the club's position.

"Kevin will take charge of first-team affairs with immediate effect, overseeing his first training session (on Friday) morning ahead of leading the side for the very first time in Saturday's Sky Bet League Two game at Wycombe."

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